University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner delivered his monthly report to the Board of Regents on December 16. Lassner started with the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic as UH campuses prepare to reopen in January 2022. He called on students and employees to get vaccinated, get the COVID-19 booster and to continue practicing COVID-19 prevention efforts, including wearing face masks and avoiding crowds.

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Christopher Sawai, center, one of the Leeward CC online degree cohort.

Lassner also provided updates on the status of UH priorities in the proposed state budget for the 2022 legislative session and a successful Leeward Community College accelerated online degree program. He also explained UH’s role in the ongoing response to the Red Hill water crisis.

  • COVID-19 update (video)
  • State budget update (video)
  • Red Hill water crisis (video)
  • Leeward CC online degree program success (video)
  • Happy Holidays!

See previous president’s reports to the Board of Regents.

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A volunteer assists a graduate at the UH West Oʻahu Fall 2021 Commencement on December 11, 2021.